Coronavirus: What happened in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
Since the pandemic began, the number of deaths from the coronavirus in India exceeded 250,000 in the worst 24 hours on Wednesday, when the disease spread in rural areas and overloaded the fragile rural medical system.
Driven by the highly contagious variant, the second wave broke out in February, flooding hospitals and medical staff, crematoriums and morgues. Experts are still unable to determine when the numbers will peak.
Data from the Ministry of Health showed that in the 24 hours as of Wednesday, the death toll surged to a record 4,205, while the number of infections rose by 348,421, bringing the total to more than 23 million.Expert level Believe in actual numbers It may be five to ten times higher.
Funeral firewood burned in the city’s parking lot. Dozens of dead bodies were washed off the banks of the sacred river Ganges and submerged by relatives. Their villages were deprived of the wood needed for cremation.
Lack of beds, drugs, and oxygen, hospitals are forced to reject groups of patients, and stories of desperate relatives looking for people who can treat their dying relatives have become boring.
Many victims died without a death certificate issued by a doctor. Even if a doctor was present, COVID-19 was not designated as the cause of death unless the deceased was tested for the disease, but few people have done so. an examination.
Top virologist Shahid Jameel said that although the infection curve may show early signs of flattening, new cases may slowly decline.
“India Express” quoted him as saying: “We seem to stabilize at around 400,000 cases per day.” “It is too early to say whether we have reached the peak.”
It is not yet clear that the full impact of the B1617 variant first discovered in India, the first in the world to be the World Concern Organization.
Experts say that compared with big cities, daily infections in rural areas are increasing rapidly. After the surge last month, the rate of infections in big cities has slowed down.
More than half of the cases in western Maharashtra were in rural areas this week, compared with only one-third a month ago. Government data shows that in Uttar Pradesh’s most populous areas (mainly rural areas), this proportion is close to two-thirds.
Images shown on TV show people crying over the bodies of their loved ones in the crumbling rural hospital, while others camp in the wards.
-From Reuters, the latest update time is 7:10 am EST
What happened in Canada
Watch | Alberta, Ontario suspends first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine:
As of early Wednesday morning, Canada had reported 1,299,582 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 78,043 were active cases. CBS News counted the death toll at 24,714.
On Tuesday in Atlantic City, Canada, Nova Scotia Reported 118 new COVID-19 cases, Of which 98 cases are in the Central Health District, including Halifax.
Health officials at Newfoundland and Labrador Reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, It is said that 13 is related to travel within Canada, and the other two are closely related to previously reported cases. New Brunswick Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, and no new cases were reported in 2007. Prince Edward Island.
in QuebecHealth officials reported 660 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and another 9 deaths were attributed to the new coronavirus.
Ontario It said on Tuesday that it has now temporarily stopped using the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine as the first dose against COVID-19. Senior doctors in the province said this was due to an increase in rare blood clotting disorders related to shootings.
Dr. David Williams said that Ontario is preparing guidelines for the next step of treatment for people who have already received the first dose of AstraZeneca. He emphasized that the recipients of AstraZeneca made the right decision based on the recommendations at the time to obtain the vaccine.
The latest news about AstraZeneca came after the province reported 2,073 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths on Tuesday. The number of inpatients was 1,782 and there were 802 in the intensive care unit.
Crossed the north on Tuesday, Nunavut 14 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, and North-west region 10 new cases have been reported.in Yukon Territory Health officials have reported two new cases.
In the prairie provinces, Manitoba On Tuesday, 329 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, with no new deaths.Update was the day before Kindergarten to grade 12 students In Brandon and Winnipeg, they are turning to distance education.
SaskatchewanAt the same time, 186 new COVID-19 cases and 4 other deaths were reported.
Alberta On Tuesday, 1449 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, and 3 other deaths related to the virus were reported. Due to COVID-19, 705 people are in the hospital, of which 163 are in intensive care. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of the Ministry of Health of the province, confirmed that the province will not distribute any more first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for the time being.
She said: “Based on the global supply challenge, we don’t know when Canada and Alberta will receive more doses.”
British Columbia On Tuesday, 515 new COVID-19 cases were reported, and while vaccination increased, it continued to show a downward trend. The province also reported two other deaths.
-Excerpt from Canadian media and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, the latest update time is 7 am Eastern Standard Time
What happened around the world
According to Johns Hopkins University’s case tracking tool, as of early Wednesday morning, more than 159.7 million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.3 million.
inside Asia Pacific In the past 24 hours, Pakistan has reported less than 3,000 cases, indicating a steady decline in COVID-19 cases. But experts say that it is too early to assume that the number of COVID-19 in Pakistan has peaked.
The President of Taiwan tried to assure the public that after six local cases have been detected, the government is capable of resisting further outbreaks of COVID -19. The exact source of the case has not yet been discovered. Taiwan has effectively eliminated the spread of the coronavirus in the country by strictly wearing masks, tracking down cases, restricting travel, and adopting quarantine measures.
inside AmericasMexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that Mexico plans to start a late-stage clinical trial of a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 developed in China this month. The use of the candidate drug is similar to that of Moderna and Pfizer.
in Europe, A spokesman for the British government said that the United Kingdom is willing to hold talks with the United States and other World Trade Organization members on the issue of intellectual property rights to exempt the COVID-19 vaccine.
inside middle EastThe Kuwait National News Agency said that Kuwait has suspended flights and banned passengers from entering Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka until further notice.
in AfricaSouth Africa reported 1,548 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases to close to 1.6 million.
-From Reuters, The Associated Press and CBC News, the latest update time is 7:40 AM Eastern Time